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reuben aquino MD
Dr. Reuben Rama Aquino is the Head of both the ACES team and the cataract service with exceptional expertise in implanting the latest Multifocal Lens. He is also a well respected expert on phacoemulsification and corneal transplantation. His areas of specialization include anterior segment reconstruction, and refractive surgery. He performed the first LASIK in Cebu and also pioneered the no slice or LASEK technique. He did his pre med in USC and got his medical degree from CIM in 1974. He apprenticed at the Cebu EENT Clinic after which he took the Ophthalmology Basic course in Stanford University. He proceeded to an Ophthalmology Residency in UP-PGH finishing in 1982.
Victorio Cajita MD
Dr. Victorio Naranjo Cajita is the first and currently the most experienced retina specialist in Cebu. He is also a member of the cataract service with particular expertise in complicated cases. A tireless ophthalmology "missionary" he has joined or headed countless medical missions around the Visayas and Mindanao bringing the gift of sight to hundreds of underprivileged. He was a national state scholar in UP Diliman and proceeded to the UP College of Medicine, finishing in 1981. He was chief resident when he completed his ophthalmology residency at the UP PGH 1985. He completed a three year Retina fellowship at the Schepen's Eye Research Institute of the Harvard Medical School in 1989
RETINA & VITREOUS
Teodoro gonzales MD
Dr. Teodoro Kintanar Gonzales, a pioneer graduate of the Cebu City Science High School is the region's first glaucoma specialist and head of the Glaucoma Service. He is the first Philippine Glaucoma Society member in the Visayas and is often called upon to lecture on this topic. Fortunately he enjoys teaching. He finished his pre med cum-laude in UP Diliman and obtained a medical degree from UP in 1982. He did his glaucoma fellowship under Dr. Richard Simmons at the Schepen's Eye Research Institute of the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Ronald Medalle MD
Dr. Ronald Anthony Medalle, is an oculoplastic, cosmetic and reconstructive specialist and also a member of the CATARACT service. He is the son of the venerable Dr. Ptolomeo Medalle, who for decades was widely recognized as one of the most successful eye surgeons in Cebu. The younger Dr. Medalle shares his father's easy going and friendly personality and his love for sports . He got his medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine and was the first graduate of the Residency Program of the Cebu Doctor's Hospital. He took a basic ophthalmology course in Stanford University. He did a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the St. Francis Medical center in Honolulu Hawaii.
OCULOPLASTIC & COSMETIC
loren ong MD
Dr. Loren Yap Ong is the first pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Cebu. He is also a member of the cataract service concentrating on indigent patients. He got his medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine and finished his residency at the Cebu (Velez) General Hospital. He did his fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California before joining ACES.
FRANCES YAP MD
Dr. Frances Hope Siton Yap is the first Retina Specialist in Negros Oriental. She is also a part of our cataract service for indigent patients. She got her medical degree from St. Luke’s College of Medicine - William H. Quasha Memorial in Quezon City and finished her Ophthalmology Residency at the Cebu Velez General Hospital. She did her Medical Retina Fellowship in Asian Eye Institute, Rockwell, Makati. She is our managing partner for the ACES Eye Clinic in Dumaguete City where she practices Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Medical Retina, and Low Vision Therapy.
LOW VISION THERAPY
STACEY AQUINO-COHITMINGAO MD
Dr. Stacey Aquino Cohitmingao is the daughter of Dr. Reuben R. Aquino. She obtained her medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate internship at Chong Hua Hospital, and went on to train in Ophthalmology at the Residency Program offered at the Cebu Velez General Hospital. After becoming a Diplomate of Ophthalmology by the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, she pursued further training as the Clinical Fellow in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of California in Los Angeles for that year.
CHARLES TING MD
Dr. Charles Laurence V. Ting is a BS Biology graduate of Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained his medical degree from the Cebu Institute of Medicine and later completed his residency training in Ophthalmology in Cebu Velez General Hospital. He is currently a diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology.
STEVEN MEDALLE MD
Dr. Ronald Steven Medalle II comes from a line of tradition of eye care, making him a third generation ophthalmologist; he is the son of a founding and current member of ACES, Dr. Ronald Anthony Medalle, as well as the grandson of Dr. Ptolomeo Medalle, one of the pioneering eye specialists of Cebu City. After finishing his Pre medical degree at the Ateneo de Manila University, he had proceeded to obtain both his Medical Degree and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health as part of the first batches from the program in 2015. He then went on to complete his Ophthalmology Residency in the Department of Health Eye Center - East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City one of the highly regarded programs in the country in 2018. After which, he had spent time in the academe by teaching Ophthalmology and general medicine in his alma mater.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
"experience ko very affordable! you are not checked by one doctor only, but by every specialist they have!!, i had cataract at age 52, the examining doctor suspects i may develop glaucoma so he had me checked by their glaucoma specialist. when i complained of dryness in the eyes, another specialist examined me. btw, i was initially examined and operated on by a retina specialist of theirs all went well!!"
Brought my mom there for removal of cataract... Our experience with this clinic and with Dr Aquino who was mom's surgeon was nevertheless outstanding..."
"I was here years back...The doctors who attended to me were very accomodating and were even able to build well a doctor-patient relationship..."